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15 Reasons to Quiz Students Often

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IMG_2986 One of the most recurring questions among teachers is how much is too much when it comes to quizzing students. Research has demonstrated that quizzing students more frequently has a number of advantages.

  1. Quizzing students encourages students to review and read material throughout the course.
  1. Knowing the material well because of frequent quizzes leads to more self-confidence in discussing materials and ideas.
  1. Students actually attend class and show up on time.
  1. Quizzing causes the brain to better organize material which aids in memory.
  1. Quizzing students often also creates an environment conducive to learning and sets the right frame of mind for acquiring knowledge.
  1. A quiz can provide a good pre-activity for a lesson generating class discussion and sharing of ideas.
  1. Quizzes identify gaps in knowledge.
  1. Students look forward to finding out what the right answers are.
  1. A not-so-difficult chance at doing well leads to higher self-esteem and motivation.
  1. Quizzing often allows teachers to monitor learning.
  1. Quizzing encourages the learning of facts and aids in retrieval of information which builds a stronger foundation.
  1. Instructors obtain feedback about what is learned or not.
  1. Frequent quizzing encourages students to study and reduces procrastination.
  1. Quizzing often improves transfer of knowledge and application of concepts to new contexts.
  1. Frequent quizzes allow students to self-assess.

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